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Exploring a hidden history

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
SOUTH BEACH -- There's a part of Oregon's history that remains unknown to many people. Portland State University adjunct professor and author Walidah Imarisha has been traveling across the state sharing that untold history with folks and facilitating engaging conversations along the way for almost four years.
Imarisha brought her conversation, "Why Aren't There More Black People in Oregon? A
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Buccella to serve jail time for assault

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
YACHATS -- Anthony Buccella reported back to the Lincoln County Jail immediately following a sentencing hearing last Thursday, Sept. 11 in Lincoln County Circuit Court.
Judge Sheryl Bachart ordered Buccella, of Yachats, to serve a 270-day jail term on the charge of assault in the fourth degree, a felony.
The assault charge was a lesser offense, down from assault
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Transient rental talks blow up

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
YACHATS -- Ongoing talks about transient rental standards caused a stir at the Yachats City Council work session on Sept. 8.
Council members picked up where they left off last month, going over notes about what, if anything, to change in the current guidelines and licensing for transient rentals within the city limits.
Some minor changes to the current transient
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E. coli linked to girl’s death

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- It was a strain of E. coli that can be especially dangerous to the elderly and children that 4-year-old Serena Profitt had.
Profitt, of Otis, died in a Portland area hospital on Sept. 8 after being infected by strain 1057, health officials said during a press conference in Lincoln County Commissioner chambers last Thursday, Sept. 11.
The
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Lincoln County students produce mixed results

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- On a state exam that's tied to graduation requirements, the progress Lincoln County secondary students saw in 2014-15 was big. But with some significant drops, the elementary schools' math and reading results show there's still much to be done.
From 2012 to 2014, the Lincoln County School District saw a districtwide drop of 9 percent in math
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LCSD teachers to see increase in salaries

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The Lincoln County School District and Lincoln County Education Association have come to an agreement that will give educators a 2 to 7.6 percent pay increase for 2014-15.
The one-year contract ratified by the association earlier last week includes a .5 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increase on the schedule with a re-calibration of steps for more
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Barnstormer eyes Newport

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The race is on to revive the city airport, where a real-life barnstormer with the state's slowest air service will test the waters Oct. 18.
"I think Newport has a lot to offer," said Dana Andersen, whose 1929 Travel Air B4000 carries wide-eyed tourists now but used to fly revenue agents when it was the fastest plane of
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Port meeting set for Sept. 25

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
The Port of Alsea Board of Commissioners are scheduled to meet for the regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25.
The meeting agenda will include a public hearing for a proposed wood cutting ordinance.
The Board of Commissioners may adjourn the regular meeting session and open an executive session.
The meeting will start at 2 p.m. The Port of Alsea
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Port meeting set for Sept. 25

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
The Port of Alsea Board of Commissioners are scheduled to meet for the regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25.
The meeting agenda will include a public hearing for a proposed wood cutting ordinance.
The Board of Commissioners may adjourn the regular meeting session and open an executive session.
The meeting will start at 2 p.m. The Port of Alsea
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Irish morale stays high

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
WALDPORT -- Despite a loss to the Santiam Wolverines, the Waldport Irish kept morale high throughout the game Friday, Sept. 12.
The Wolverines conquered the Irish on their home turf in a 13-0 non-league victory.
The varsity Irish team held strong against the Wolverines throughout the game. And, while the Irish weren't able to put any points up on the
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Sea turtle wins contest

Posted: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
Rainy weather reduced the number of entrants to about a dozen for a sandcastle-building contest held on Saturday, Aug. 30 at South Beach State Park, but it didn't hinder the creativity of those who did compete. The winner was Team Jellyfish, which consisted of many hands forming a large sea turtle. A dragster created by Team DRB placed second, while
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New wind machine unveiled

Posted: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
YACHATS -- New ideas are sometimes things that remain only in our dreams. That's not the case for Steve Burkle.
Burkle took an idea and turned it into reality. Now, five years down the road, he is still working to fine tune his idea-turned-invention.
Burkle, of Yachats, has invented a new wind machine that can generate and store power as
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Trial dates uncertain in Lawyer case

Posted: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The scheduled trial dates in the case of a Pennsylvania man accused of manslaughter are facing uncertainty as the defense plans to file a motion to continue.
Donald Richard Lawyer III, 35, of York, Pa., is still being held in the Lincoln County Jail on a $400,000 bail on charges of manslaughter in the first degree and manslaughter
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